Boys & Girls Clubs member Ashley Christensen wins National Fine Arts Competition

VERO BEACH — Ashley Christensen, age 12, is one of 37 Boys & Girls Clubs artists whose work has been chosen to appear in the 2011 National Fine Arts Exhibit. Selected from more than 252 finalists vying for top honors at this year’s national competition, Ashley’s piece, “House of Cool,” won for the 10-12 year-old age group in the monochromatic category, and will travel with the National Fine Arts Exhibit on a nationwide tour.

In recognition of their achievement, winning artists will receive a plaque and congratulatory letter from Roxanne Spillett, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Fine Arts Program is a comprehensive initiative promoting creativity in a variety of media as well encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment. As a participant in the Fine Arts program, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County submitted artwork from four age divisions and 10 categories, such as watercolors, pastels, collage and sculpture. The national judging was held recently in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County

Each year, more than 2,500 boys and girls at risk and in need are taking advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County. They benefit from trained, caring, professional staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures and reach their goals. The three clubhouses in Indian River County are located in Fellsmere, Sebastian, and Vero Beach.

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